ABB Event | A People’s History of Portland, Guided Tour

Hosted by Atlantic Black Box and Indigo Arts Alliance A guided tour highlighting the stories of Portland's historically marginalized communities Register here Atlantic Black Box and Indigo Arts Alliance invite you to engage with memory, art, and place through the latest offering in our ReMapping New England series. Taking inspiration from Howard Zinn's A People's … Continue reading ABB Event | A People’s History of Portland, Guided Tour

Event | Transatlantic Slavery Symposium 8/9-13

Hosted by Benjamin Franklin House in London, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello Register here The Transatlantic Slavery Symposium is a joint venture between the Robert H. Smith Scholarship Centre at Benjamin Franklin House in London, the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, … Continue reading Event | Transatlantic Slavery Symposium 8/9-13

Event | Guided Tour: “A Quest to Thrive: Economics of Slavery & Portsmouth’s Early Black Community”

Hosted by the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire Led by Sankofa Scholar & Tour Guide Angela Matthews Sunday, June 27, 2021 at 2:00 pm Register here Institutionalized slavery in Colonial America provided immense wealth and material culture to many European immigrants and their descendants in the Americas, as Portsmouth’s house museums bear witness. This … Continue reading Event | Guided Tour: “A Quest to Thrive: Economics of Slavery & Portsmouth’s Early Black Community”

Building a Better Black Box

By Meadow Dibble What you are looking at is a document chest believed to have belonged to Elijah Cobb (1768–1848), one of New England’s most celebrated sea captains and the founding father of my hometown on Cape Cod. You might even call it a 19th-century black box, since the purpose of this object, like that … Continue reading Building a Better Black Box

ABB Event | Whaling Captains of Color with Skip Finley on 4/29

ReMapping New England | 2021 Speaker Series Hosted by Atlantic Black Box and Indigo Arts Alliance Thursday, April 29, 2021 5:00-6:00 p.m. Register here ReMapping New England is an ongoing collaboration between Atlantic Black Box and Indigo Arts Alliance that aims to re-member our communities in all their diversity and radically shift public consciousness toward … Continue reading ABB Event | Whaling Captains of Color with Skip Finley on 4/29

Fellowship opportunity: Reimagining New England Histories at Mystic Seaport

SUMMER FELLOWSHIPS WILL REIMAGINE NEW ENGLAND’S PAST Applications are now being accepted for summer 2021 fellows seeking to participate in a new project entitled, Reimagining New England Histories: Historical Injustice, Sovereignty and Freedom.  The Frank C. Munson Institute at Mystic Seaport, in collaboration with Williams College and the Center for the Study of Slavery & … Continue reading Fellowship opportunity: Reimagining New England Histories at Mystic Seaport

Event tonight: Atlantic Black Box, Reckoning with New England’s Complicity in the Slave Trade @ 7 pm

With Dr. Meadow Dibble and Dr. Kate McMahon Hosted by the University of Maine's McGillicuddy Humanities Center Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Register here Atlantic Black Box is a public history project that empowers communities throughout New England to take up the critical work of researching and reckoning with our region’s complicity in the global economy … Continue reading Event tonight: Atlantic Black Box, Reckoning with New England’s Complicity in the Slave Trade @ 7 pm

Event: Seth Goldstein Offers a Virtual Guided Tour of Portland’s Old Port

Hosted by Maine College of Art Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 9:15 amfree and open to the public | follow link to join event J.B. Brown Sugar House, from the collections of Maine Historical Society Historian Seth Goldstein will take you on a virtual walking tour of Portland's Old Port Neighborhood. Topics discussed will include … Continue reading Event: Seth Goldstein Offers a Virtual Guided Tour of Portland’s Old Port